Aleisha Dawson, Property Journalist
First published 20 Sep 2023, 6:00am
18 Etna St, Surfers Paradise has sold in a $8.1m deal.
A picture-perfect Hamptons-style house in Surfers Paradise has sold to a Sydney buyer in a record $8.1m deal.
It is the highest price paid for a canal-front property on the Isle of Capri.
Sam Guo and Julia Kuo, of Kollosche Broadbeach were behind the sale of the near-new house known as Driftwood.
18 Etna St, Surfers Paradise from the air.
The kitchen takes inspiration from the Hamptons.
The living area.
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Records reveal the property, at 18 Etna St, first hit the market with another agency in May, 2023.
In June it was listed with a price tag of $9.75m before Sam Guo and Julia Kuo took over the marketing in September.
The agents had planned to take the property to auction in October but managed to ink a $8.1 million deal within two days of their marketing campaign.
“These unique properties that offer people a great location and a quality design and still very popular with astute buyers,” Mr Guo said.
“This particular property really suited the needs of the buyer — they wanted this style and a lift.”
There is plenty of space to entertain.
The wine cellar.
Michelle Marsden was behind the design of the house, which includes porthole windows, herringbone planked floors, plantation shutters, barn doors, a navy and white colour palette and decorative plasterwork.
The floor plan includes five bedrooms, a cinema, lift, wine cellar, gas fireplace and seven-car basement garage.
The open living, dining and kitchen area opens to the outdoor entertaining area with a wood fireplace and kitchen overlooking the pool.
The outdoor kitchen.
The main bedroom.
Isle of Capri has recorded a string of mega deals this year including the $24 million sale of 59 The Corso.
It is the highest price paid for a property on the Gold Coast in 2023.
The highest sale ever recorded on the Isle of Capri is $27m in 2020 for a sprawling mega mansion at 41-45 The Promenade.
That sale remains the most expensive property to ever change hands on the Gold Coast.
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